Julia Frances Bennington

7 September 1883–1983 (Age 99)
Boone, Indiana, United States

The Life of Julia Frances

When Julia Frances Bennington was born on 7 September 1883, in Boone, Indiana, United States, her father, Dr. Amos Marion Bennington, was 45 and her mother, Lydia Ann Spohn, was 43. She married Sidney Albert Riggins on 26 June 1912, in Boone, Indiana, United States. She lived in Jackson Township, Boone, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Jefferson Township, Boone, Indiana, United States in 1920. She died in 1983, in Boone, Indiana, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Old Union Church, Boone, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sidney Albert Riggins
Julia Frances Bennington
Marriage: 26 June 1912

Spouse and Children

26 June 1912
Boone, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Dr. Amos Marion Bennington


    Lydia Ann Spohn




    Laura Adeline Bennington


    John Query Bennington


    Lewis Elsworth Bennington


    Phoebe E Bennington



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 23

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 26

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Benington, in Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire, or from Long Bennington in Lincolnshire. The first is recorded in Domesday Book as Benintone ‘farmstead or settlement (Old English tūn) by the Beane river’; both Lincolnshire names are derived from the Old English personal name Beonna + -ing-, a connective particle denoting association, + tūn.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Julia Riggins in household of Sidney H Riggins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Julia Benington in household of Amos Benington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Julia Bennington in household of Amous Bennington, "United States Census, 1910"

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